With CD-ROM drives, hard drives, and batteries, many portable PCs don't have room left over for a floppy drive. But if your laptop, notebook, PDA, or any other computer has a PC Card slot, you can plug in the new Add-A-Floppy portable, external floppy-disk drive. Features include: reads and writes both 120- and 1.44-Mbyte disks, draws power from host device, needs no internal controller, and offers plug-and-play capability. The 4.5 x 7.5 x 1.66-inch unit weighs 0.4 lb and costs $269. Analog & Digital Peripherals Inc.: Product Code 4205
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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